Oscar Wilde and Myself

Lord Alfred DOUGLAS (1870 - 1945)

The first memoir by the poet Lord Alfred “Bosie” Douglas was written 14 years after the death of Oscar Wilde and in the aftermath of Douglas's failed prosecution of Arthur Ransome for libel. Ransome, in his "Oscar Wilde, a Critical Study," had quoted from the expurgated portions of Wilde's prison letter to Douglas, "De Profundis", which was highly critical of his former friend and lover. Having failed to convince a jury that he had been libelled, Douglas appealed instead to posterity by writing his memoir. In "Oscar Wilde and Myself" Douglas refutes Wilde's version of the events that led to his (Wilde's) imprisonment and takes swipes at Ransome, Wilde's friend Robert Ross, other biographers of Wilde, and Wilde's overzealous imitators. He also critiques Wilde's writing and character and concludes that the Irish playwright will soon be forgotten. (Rob Marland)

Genre(s): Memoirs

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface and Introductory Rob Marland
00:13:22
Play 01 Oxford Rob Marland
00:21:50
Play 02 Lost Illusions Rob Marland
00:12:46
Play 03 Wilde in Society Rob Marland
00:13:58
Play 04 The Lord of Language Rob Marland
00:16:42
Play 05 Our Mutual Friends Rob Marland
00:22:51
Play 06 Lord Queensberry Intervenes Rob Marland
00:27:04
Play 07 The Wilde Trials Rob Marland
00:24:48
Play 08 Hard Labour and After Rob Marland
00:24:46
Play 09 Naples and Paris Rob Marland
00:29:02
Play 10 The ''Ballad of Reading Gaol'' Rob Marland
00:08:48
Play 11 The Truth about ''De Profundis'' Rob Marland
00:31:36
Play 12 My Letters to Wilde Rob Marland
00:09:01
Play 13 My Letters to Labouchere Rob Marland
00:07:04
Play 14 The Article in the ''Revue Blanche'' Rob Marland
00:06:28
Play 15 Fifteen Years of Persecution Rob Marland
00:12:13
Play 16 Wilde’s Poetry Rob Marland
00:25:28
Play 17 The Plays and Prose Works Rob Marland
00:21:00
Play 18 For Posterity Rob Marland
00:08:51
Play 19 The British Museum and ''De Profundis'' Rob Marland
00:12:05
Play 20 Ransome’s ''Critical Study'' Rob Marland
00:10:58
Play 21 My Actions for Libel Rob Marland
00:11:35
Play 22 ''The Picture of Dorian Gray'' Rob Marland
00:16:51
Play 23 Literature and Vice Rob Marland
00:09:42
Play 24 Crosland and ''The First Stone'' Rob Marland
00:08:19
Play 25 A Challenge to Mr. Ross Rob Marland
00:07:27
Play 26 Wilde in Russia, France and Germany Rob Marland
00:08:28
Play 27 The Smaller Fry Rob Marland
00:07:34
Play 28 To Be Done with It All Rob Marland
00:07:54